Category Archives: Under Cabinet Range Hoods

Under cabinet range hoods are mounted beneath a cabinet above the range to ventilate air during cooking.

How To Clean The Range Hood Filter

Photo: Build.com

The range hood does wonders when it comes to helping you maintain a healthy home. It’s purpose is to draw up all of the smoke, fumes, grease, and odors that are normally produced every time we cook. It then exhausts all of that stuff to the outdoors where it can dissipate safely. If those by-products stayed in our homes, the indoor air we breathe would become potentially toxic. The paint and other types of surface materials would also discolor and become damaged over time.

So, other than making sure that you purchase the best range hood that suits your cooking habits and lifestyle, you should also make sure that the range hood filters are cleaned regularly.

Check out this video (courtesy of Build.com) that takes you through a step-by-step mesh filter cleaning.

 

Monthly Pick – Wall-Mounted Range Hoods

nov. 1

Take a walk down the aisle of any kitchen hardware store and you can be easily overwhelmed by the array of choice you have when it comes to range hoods. Do you choose an island range hood, a wall mounted one, or an under-the-cabinet model?

Unless you’re working with very specific kitchen measurements, you could really go with any. Every range hood is designed to draw up smoke, fumes, grease, and odors and exhaust them outside. If you’re kitchen doesn’t allow for an island or an island range hood, then a wall mounted unit is a great choice.

All wall mounted range hoods come in a variety of sizes and styles. They’re made from brushed stainless steel so they won’t show fingerprints! Stainless steel is very easy to keep clean and will last a very, very long time. If your kitchen features an extra tall ceiling, you’ll be able to purchase a chimney extension. Some range hood styles even come with an extension as part of the whole package.

Just check with our Support Team to make sure you’ve chosen the right one for your kitchen.

Monthly Pick – Range Hood Myths Debunked

oct. 16

How much thought do you really give your range hood? I mean, beyond how beautiful it looks, and how stylish it is, and how well it fits with your kitchen decor.

How much thought do you give to how well it works? Don’t feel bad if you’re answer is none at all. You’re not alone. A lot of people don’t spend very much time thinking about how well their range hoods work. In fact, a lot of people out there might have the wrong idea about why they need a range hood in the kitchen at all.

So, here are the three most common myths about range hoods debunked…

Opening a window provides enough ventilation. Actually, no. You’d need a pretty strong breeze to blow through the kitchen to displace any smoke, odors, and fumes that are accumulating as a natural part of cooking. And let’s not even talk about the grease. The problem with a breeze is that it’s not consistent enough to eliminate all those toxins. Beyond that, a breeze is likely to push those toxins through to other parts of your home instead of exhausting them to the outdoors.

The best range hoods fans are the most expensive. Not true. Don’t judge the quality of a range hood by its price. Instead, consider what type of stove you use (gas or electric), how much you tend to cook in the course of a week, and the type of cooking you do (frying, grilling, etc). For help deciding how to choose the best range hood for your home, give us a call!

Range hood fans are too noisy. Some can be very noisy. If noise is a concern for you, there are quiet fans that are also very powerful. Speak to a knowledgeable agent to determine which model suits your needs best.

How To Install An Electronic Circuit Board

oct. 12

As beautiful as your range hood looks in your kitchen, it’s the electronic circuit board that’s really the most awe-inspiring part of the whole appliance. That little component houses all the wires and mechanisms that power the range hood to draw up and exhaust smoke, fumes, grease, and odors out of your kitchen to the outdoors.

Sometimes, after many years of working well, you might find that your range hood stops working. Now what? You might decide that this is the time to remodel the kitchen and buy a new range hood. Or, you might decide to fix the one you have.

If you’re an expert at working with electrical components, you can order a circuit board from Range Hoods Inc. Make sure you’ve chosen the right component for your range hood before placing your order. Better yet, give our expert tech team a call first. Once you’re sure you’ve matched the circuit board to your existing range hood, you can follow the instructions that come with the component.

And if you run into any issues, give us a call!

Q & A: How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Range Hood

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We’re all about the online experience. We’ve got experts on the line to help you out when you have questions, and great pictures of all the products we carry.

But, once you’ve figured out what style of range hood you like best, and you’ve spoken with our support team, you’re going to need to know about shipping details. We’re an online retailer, so you won’t have to worry about how to cart your purchase home with you. We deliver it right to your door.

Here’s what you need to know about shipping your range hood from our factory to your home.

We ship using Fedex Ground only (no express options) within the continental United States for free. We cannot ship to Canada, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. However, we can bill your Fedex or UPS account directly for international or Express shipping.

If you’re wondering about if we can ship to your exact location and how much it might cost, give us a call. We love hearing from you!

DIY Tips: Figuring Out Range Hood Measurements

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Most of us look around our kitchens and wonder how we might maximize the space we’ve got. There are so many things we need to pack into that one room. Everything from big appliances to utensils needs to have a place in the kitchen. So, when you’re shopping for a new range hood, size becomes a top concern.

Given that you can’t easily shift cabinets around to accommodate a range hood that’s a little too big or small, knowing how range hoods are measured is very important.

So, let’s go there. How do range hood measurements work anyway?

The first place to start is with the advertised measurement. Range hoods are actually between a 1/8″ and 1/4″ smaller than listed. What? So, if you order a range hood that’s 36 inches wide, what exactly are you getting?

You’re actually getting the right range hood. It’s been built to be a slight bit smaller than advertised so that it will fit properly into an opening of that nominal size.

Read more: Measurements for Range Hood Installation and How To Install A Range Hood

Need to know more? No problem. Give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Featured Product: Imperial 1936D 36″ Under Cabinet Range Hood

sept 14

We love the Imperial 1936D 36 inch Under The Cabinet range hood! Not every kitchen is able to accommodate an island range hood or even one that spotlights a stylish chimney. Sometimes, the key to stunning kitchen design is to opt for understated elegance.

Today’s featured range hood fits the bill.

This Imperial Under The Cabinet range hood comes in white or black powder coat, and features a mesh filter. This is a mighty range hood when set over an electric stove and situated in a small kitchen. Here’s why:

  • 7 inch vent size
  • 6 inches high, 18 inches deep
  • 1 – 40 watt halogen light bulb
  • 2-speed fan
  • 1.5 (low) to 4.6 (high) sones

Wondering if it will be perfect for your kitchen? Give us a call. We’ll help you work it out!

 

DIY: Get The Electrical Right When Installing Your Range Hood

sept 12

Today, we’re going to answer a question we received recently from a homeowner: What are the electrical requirements for installing a range hood?

With so many people now making the choice to renovate their home instead of moving, electrical wiring can become an issue. Many older homes naturally have wires that may be obsolete, like knob and tube. Or, the wiring may have been sufficient to power the few appliances and low electrical load that most people used in homes over 50 years old. Just think: a home built in the 1930s didn’t have to accommodate cell phone chargers, television sets, computers, air conditioners, and in some cases, room lights!

Our range hoods require your home to have a circuit box that can handle 110V at 3 AMPS with a standard 3-prong plug. That’s not at all excessive by today’s standards. But, it might be an issue if your home is of an older vintage. I recommend asking your range hood installer to double check your home’s power capabilities before installing the unit. That way, the wiring can be adjusted before the unit is installed.

Call our Support Team if you have any other questions. We love hearing from you!

Q&A: What About The Distance Between Range Hood And Stove?

august 29

The distance between the stovetop and the range hood is very important to consider. It’s actually not something that many people are aware of. Yet, it’s one of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for a range hood, especially if you’re planning on installing a new range hood in the space where an older model once was.

In some kitchens, overhead cabinets sit low over the stovetop. In that case, you need to make sure that you choose a smaller range hood that fits the space exactly. Taking your time and asking a knowledgeable salesperson to help you choose the right model is the key to success.

Once you’ve chosen the right style and size, you’ll need to make sure you place it at the right height above the stove. Measuring from the cook top to the bottom of the range hood, the distance should be anywhere between 28″ and 32″. The range hood must be installed at the proper distance from the stove in order for it to work properly. If it sits too high, it won’t be able to absorb steam, grease and oil effectively. If it sits too close to the stovetop, it can actually pose a fire hazard. If you’re not sure of exactly where to place it, I recommend hiring a general contractor to install it for you.

Call our Support Team if you have any other questions. We’re always happy to help!

What’s Your Range Hood Style

june 30

If you’ve ever been in the kitchen of an older home, you’ll notice that either there is no range hood or the range hood that is there is an under-the-cabinet type. In other words, range hoods from years past (if they were there at all) weren’t much to look at.

Now, however, kitchen designers and other artists have begun to see this necessary kitchen appliance as an open canvas. That’s a great development on the one hand. On the other hand, it can present a bit of a dilemma. You suddenly have tremendous choice when it comes time to pick out a range hood for your kitchen.

Here’s what our experts suggest:

Choosing the right range hood can be like selecting the right outfit; it’s a matter of personal preference and style. Your kitchen ventilation range hood will likely be one of the focal points in your kitchen, making it one of the important design elements. When deciding on a design, take several things into consideration, including whether the rest of your home is traditional, contemporary or even rustic. The best shape for the hood’s performance is the pyramid shape hood, as it helps with the suction.

Here’s where you can get even more tips:

Stylish Kitchens – Chimney Style Range Hoods

Unique Range Hood Designs – Metal

The Island Range Hood

Pros And Cons: Stainless Steel Range Hoods

Which range hoods do you love?